HA3RA-Raphael

Module Provider: History
Number of credits: 20 [10 ECTS credits]
Level:6
Terms in which taught: Spring term module
Pre-requisites:
Non-modular pre-requisites:
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Module version for: 2014/5

Module Convenor: Prof Clare Robertson

Email: e.c.robertson@reading.ac.uk

Summary module description:
This module aims to provide students with an understanding of the artistic development of Raphael as one of the most important artists of the sixteenth century. Students will gain an understanding of his transformation from an artist with an essentially fifteenth-century approach to art to one of the key creators of the 'High Renaissance' style. They will also examine his contribution to the emergence of the Mannerist style.

Aims:
This module aims to provide students with an understanding of the artistic development of Raphael as one of the most important artists of the sixteenth century. Students will gain an understanding of his transformation from an artist with an essentially fifteenth-century approach to art to one of the key creators of the 'High Renaissance' style. They will also examine his contribution to the emergence of the Mannerist style.

Assessable learning outcomes:
By the end of the module it is expected that students will be able to:

  • recognize the various styles of Raphael's work, with particular emphasis on his draughtsmanship
  • identify and explain the main issues influencing the creation of Raphael's works of art
  • research in detail a particular subject covered in the course and evaluate the results of this research effectively
  • articulate and substantiate an independent point of view on material covered in the course both orally and in writing
  • make effective formal presentations to a small group in which such visual material as slides is deployed to support an argument

Additional outcomes:
The module also aims to encourage the development of students' presentational skills. Research and IT skills are developed by the use of library and relevant Web resources and databases.

Outline content:
The module looks at the development of Raphael's art from his early years in Umbria, through his study of Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo in Florence, to his mature work in papal Rome. His major patrons, the iconography of his work and the organization of his workshop will be considered. Particular attention is paid to the role of drawing in Raphael's work.

Brief description of teaching and learning methods:
Two hours of seminars per week requiring preparatory research and reading; structured discussion; seminar papers; and one or two revision classes in the summer term. Study visits will be arranged to appropriate galleries and exhibitions.

Contact hours:
  Autumn Spring Summer
Seminars 18 2
Tutorials 2
External visits 2
Guided independent study 148 28
       
Total hours by term 170.00 30.00
       
Total hours for module 200.00

Summative Assessment Methods:
Method Percentage
Written exam 60
Written assignment including essay 40

Other information on summative assessment:
Students give one assessed oral presentation and submit one essay of 2-3000 words, for assessment, by the end of the first week of the term following that in which the module is taught. The coursework mark is an average of the marks obtained for the two pieces of work.

Formative assessment methods:

Penalties for late submission:
The Module Convener will apply the following penalties for work submitted late, in accordance with the University policy.

  • where the piece of work is submitted up to one calendar week after the original deadline (or any formally agreed extension to the deadline): 10% of the total marks available for the piece of work will be deducted from the mark for each working day (or part thereof) following the deadline up to a total of five working days;
  • where the piece of work is submitted more than five working days after the original deadline (or any formally agreed extension to the deadline): a mark of zero will be recorded.

  • The University policy statement on penalties for late submission can be found at: http://www.reading.ac.uk/web/FILES/qualitysupport/penaltiesforlatesubmission.pdf
    You are strongly advised to ensure that coursework is submitted by the relevant deadline. You should note that it is advisable to submit work in an unfinished state rather than to fail to submit any work.

    Length of examination:
    One three-hour paper.

    Requirements for a pass:
    A mark of 40% overall.

    Reassessment arrangements:
    Re-examination in September. Coursework will be carried forward if it bears a confirmed mark of 40% or more. Otherwise it must be resubmitted by 1 September.

    Last updated: 8 October 2014

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